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Olympia

School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100

News

Here at the OSD it is our goal to provide as many resources as possible to keep you informed about what is going on in our district. This page provides a detailed list of those resources that will keep you updated on all the news and events going on in our district!

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    Current Headlines

    School Board at Jefferson Middle School

    The OSD Board of Directors will hold a regular Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017, at Jefferson Middle School, 2200 Conger Avenue NW, Olympia 98502.

     

    Published: 2017-03-24

    School board offers superintendent position to Patrick Murphy

    The school board unanimously agreed tonight to offer the position of superintendent of the Olympia School District to Patrick Murphy, pending successful negotiations of a contract.

    Murphy is currently assistant superintendent in the Edmonds School District. Murphy has been assistant superintendent in the Edmonds School District since 2012. Prior to arriving in Edmonds, he served from 2008-2012 as the executive director of secondary education in the Issaquah School District. He has served as a middle school principal in Issaquah, a middle and high school assistant principal in Issaquah, and a junior high assistant principal in Bremerton. Murphy taught junior high school social studies in the South Kitsap School District and serves as an adjunct faculty member in educational leadership at Seattle University and Western Washington University.

    Published: 2017-03-23

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    Apply for College Bound Scholarships

    The College Bound Scholarship is here! The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of financial aid to eligible students in the seventh and eighth grade whose families might not be considering college because of its cost.  Students sign a pledge in the seventh or eighth grade to be good citizens (not be convicted of a felony), graduate high school (with a 2.0 GPA or higher) and apply and gain admission to an eligible college.  If families meet the income requirements and the students fulfill the pledge, then the scholarship will be combined with other state financial aid (at comparable public colleges), some fees, and a small book allowance. 

    To view and complete the application, visit the College Bound Scholarship website. Informational fliers are also available at your local middle school office.

    Published: 2017-03-21

    Spotlight on Success - March 15, 2017

    In this edition of 'Spotlight on Success'; a Best-selling author visits Centennial Elementary, our amazing School Board is highlighted in a feature video, Capital High student art depicts social issues, tickets are now available for our annual 'OSD Night at the Rainiers'...and much more!

    Published: 2017-03-16

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    Published: 2017-03-09

    OSD Night at the Rainiers set for April 15

    Saturday, April 15 is the third annual Olympia School District Night at the Tacoma Rainiers. The Rainiers will take on the Albuquerque Isotopes beginning at 5:05 p.m. at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.

    All students, families, teachers, staff and the Olympia School District community are invited to join us for this fun-filled district event.  Invite your friends and neighbors to join us and show support for the Rainiers and our schools.  Last year we sold more than 200 tickets. Let’s see if we can surpass that this year!

    Be sure to arrive on time to watch Superintendent Dick Cvitanich throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Then stick around after the game for “Kids Run the Bases.”

    Buy your tickets HERE!

    Published: 2017-02-21

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    Ways of keeping up with us

    Facebook

    Your landing spot for more in-depth content and stories about what is taking place throughout our district. Here you will find emergency district communications, photos/albums, videos, district event postings, shared stories from the Olympian and ThurstonTalk, Student Spotlights, Featured Faculty and stories highlighting programs and accomplishments of students district wide. Please take a second to browse our Facebook page, and if you like what you see you can 'like us' to receive automatic updates.

    Twitter

    We tweet emergency district communications, photos from schools, reminders of upcoming district events, hashtags and regularly retweet pertinent content from throughout our community. Take a look at our Twitter page and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our tweets.

    Instagram

    Our Instagram account features photos and short video clips from schools, classrooms and events throughout our district with brief descriptions of the content. Visit our Instagram and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our posts.

    YouTube Channel

    Keep tabs on our YouTube Channel as we share video of students and schools from throughout our District. If you like what you see you can 'subscribe' to our channel to be alerted to all new videos we publish!

    Spotlight on Success

    Throughout the school year Superintendent Dick Cvitanich and our Communications team put together a Spotlight on Success newsletter with stories and photos of news items that recently took place throughout our district. This is a great way to get a peek into all the great events and activities going on in the schools. Take a peek at our most recent edition!

    Friends of the OSD

    Every few weeks we send Friends of the OSD our Spotlight on Success Newsletter. Friends of the OSD also receive emergency and school closure notices and updates on important district initiatives.

    To be added to the Friends of the OSD email list contact communications@osd.wednet.edu. We will get you added to our mailing list!

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:
    Communications & Community Relations
    1113 Legion Way SE
    Olympia, WA 98501

    Voice: (360) 596-6103 / Fax: (360) 596-6101

    Susan Gifford, Director of Communications & Community Relations: 596-6104
    Conor Schober
    , Community Relations Coordinator: 596-6106
    Kim Doherty
    , Communications Assistant: 596-6108
    Diana Crawford
    , Public Disclosure Officer: 596-6112